Author name: Petra O'Rourke

A man is using a mobile robot.

Press release: Mirkku the mobile robot to help elderly people

Mirkku is a mobile robot from the joint RoboRFID project of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and the University of Tampere, which is visiting the Diakon’s DiaHavu elderly home from 26.5.- 8.6.2023 for a test run. Mirkku mobile robot is in the research phase and will be tested for the first time together with residents of the DiaHavu. Mirkku is being tested to ensure that its functions run as smoothly as possible and are suitable for the everyday lives of the elderly residents.

Kuvassa iso silmä, kuvituskuva.

We Research: A sensory accessibility app

The DigiNepsy project of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences has been working on a web application that helps to map a sensory accessibility of spaces. The idea is that the sensory load of spaces is measured together with a sensory sensitive person. The easy-to-use application will guide its users to pay attention to the main sources of sensory load and, based on the answers, will summarise the most significant sources of sensory load of the space.